OpenAIRE: Services for Funders
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:00
OpenAIRE fosters the social and technical links that enable Open Science in Europe and beyond. Now in its third phase of EC project funding, and soon to establish itself as a sustainable legal entity, OpenAIRE is a socio-technical network that supports the implementation and monitoring of Open Science policies, including Open Access to publications and research data. After creating Open Science monitoring services for the EC and ERC, OpenAIRE is now able to offer these services to other research funding organisations. This presentation introduces this suite of monitoring services, shows how to participate through open data sharing and discusses the benefits of being able to achieve a 360O picture of the impact of research funding.
OpenAIRE fosters the social and technical links that enable Open Science in Europe and beyond. Open Science needs pragmatic, participatory infrastructures to make it work. Embedded in a global network of repository networks, OpenAIRE is an exemplar for other regions in the world, placing Europe at the forefront of Open Science developments. Now in its third phase of EC project funding, and soon to establish itself as a sustainable legal entity, OpenAIRE is a socio-technical network that supports the implementation and monitoring of Open Science policies, including Open Access to publications and research data: (1) Implementation is enabled by our 33 National Open Access Desks (NOADs), a unique pan-European network of Open Access/Open Science experts, present in every EU country and beyond who work together to align national policies, perform outreach and advocacy and create a range of targeted training events and support materials; (2) Monitoring is achieved by aggregation from a decentralized network of data sources (including publication repositories, data repositories, publishers, and CRISs). Through text mining and other processes, we are able to link these research outputs to the researchers, institutions, projects and funders responsible for their creation to offer a 360O picture of the impact of European research funding.
OpenAIRE supports the open access policies of the European Commission by gathering together the open access publications of the FP7 funding stream and moving on to Horizon 2020. For the first time, the EC can now view figures and detailed statistics (https://www.openaire.eu/fp7-stats) on the research output associated with the funding that it provides. In turn this gives a figure for 'impact of funding', which can be viewed on the level of funding programme/stream/project. The services are currently being extended to include research data. Since developing these services for the EC and ERC, OpenAIRE has now successfully applied this model and its services to include additional funders (e.g., Wellcome Trust, FCT/Portugal), with others in development (NWO/Netherlands, SFI/Ireland, MSES & CSF/Croatia).
OpenAIRE requires only a 'very limited' set of metadata fields from funders (no personal or private details are needed) – with just funder name, project identifiers and titles, and project start/end dates mandatory. But with this information, OpenAIRE can offer funders a unique view of the scientific outputs that derive from their funding. OpenAIRE enables advanced monitoring (including of compliance with Open Access policies), reporting and analysis of research impact and research trends. Funders can assess the impact of their funding by viewing advanced statistics on research outputs (publications and data-sets) and the funding programme/stream/project from which they derive (including co-funded research results and research trends).
OpenAIRE enriches project metadata, adding new information and links about related publications, data, authors, etc. OpenAIRE then publishes this enriched metadata under open licenses in order that funders and others can access and re-use it via the OpenAIRE Portal (https://www.openaire.eu) and direct machine to machine application programming interface (API) (http://api.openaire.eu).
With this information, the OpenAIRE portal and APIs can offer funders the potential to filter publications/data by funder and browse by specific funding streams; search via project title, acronym or grant agreement and view specific statistics of the project: publications/data over time, OA status, where they were published/deposited, etc.; view overall funder/funding stream statistics (facets over time, data source, institution, etc.); correlate author/institution output with funding information; visualize clusters of publications/data or funding based on their interlinking (national or ERA-wide level).
Funding organisations, research infrastructures, metadata specialists, general audience
Benefits for Audience:
Attendees will be introduced to the OpenAIRE suite of monitoring services for funders, shown how to participate through open data sharing and made aware of the benefits for them in being able to achieve a 360O picture of the impact of research funding.
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|Tony Ross-Hellauer||OpenAIRE / Uni Goettingen|